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Editorial Snapshot: The UK’s new approach to ambitious targets

- G.A., Senior Editor

The UK government has set an aggressive target to address the growing threat of global warming. Specifically, the UK is the first major economy requiring net zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050. However, there is some concern that the existing framework for scientific research in the UK may not be able to produce the kinds of innovation required to meet such a strict deadline.

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Science News: Ozone hole shrinks to smallest size

– G.A., Senior Editor

At the end of October 2019, scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that the hole in the Earth’s ozone layer over the southern pole had shrunk to the smallest size observed since 1982.

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Editorial Snapshot: The changing position of mega journals

- G.A., Senior Editor

The launch of PLOS One in 2006 established a new era in academic publishing. Recognized as the first online mega journal, PLOS One pioneered the field of large, open-access, multi-disciplinary, online journals. At its peak in 2013, PLOS One was the largest journal in the world and published more than 30,000 manuscripts in a single year.

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Science News: 500 years since Magellan’s circumnavigation

– G.A., Senior Editor

September 20th 2019, marked an important anniversary. On that date in 1519, Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Spain in a quest to circumnavigate the globe. In the exactly 500 years since Magellan and his crew set sail, the world has gone through incredible changes and this once-thought impossible feat has become a regular part of our global economy.

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